• Maker Faire Rome: You’re all invited to the Europe’s biggest Innovation event!

    Organized by the Rome Chamber of Commerce, through its special concern Innova Camera, MFR aims to refocus the debate on innovation. It is the fair where business, education, and consumers mix to create a magic alchemy: a...

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  • SLOMO, the Arduino Controlled Ikea Frame

    A new slow motion frame has been created by instructable user jollifactory using an affordable IKEA Ribba frame and has been inspired by the Slow Dance Frame created by Jeff Lieberman. With carefully-coordinated vibrations and lighting, the...

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  • Q.bo One is the Open Source Robot Kit Based on Raspberry Pi and Arduino

    A new type of consumer-tier robot has launched, and it is called Q.bo One. This model, unlike ones before it, is open source and designed for anyone to build. The robot utilizes a simple programming language called Scratch, while...

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  • Maker Faire Rome 2017 – Call4Makers: June 15 – September 15. Don’t Forget to Apply!

    Maker Faire Rome is a great celebration of invention, open to all forms of applied creativity, from the most serious to the most imaginative projects, from new technologies to traditional arts and crafts. You can participate in...

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  • How to turn your Orange Pi 2G-IoT into a Cell Phone

    Few months ago we spoke about the Orange Pi 2g-IoT, a low cost ARM Linux board with 2G, and WiFi & Bluetooth connectivity, basically with the guts of a smartphone minus the display and battery. Shenzhen Xunlong...

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  • How to Grow Your Salad With a Rotating Hydroponic System

    Hydroponics is an effective way of growing plants indoors through the use of water medium and artificial lighting. It often involves having a system to raise and lower the water level around the plants to let the...

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  • DIY Arduino Self-Balancing Robot

    The robot, which will cost about $80 in parts, uses two stepper motors for greater movement precision than could be had with normal DC models. Regular DC motors can have mechanical friction and electric resistance differences. This...

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  • One of the Cutest Retrogames: Arduino Claw Machine!

    Maybe the claw machine is the most loved and the most hated game at the same time. Depending on your point-of-view, you may see claw machines as an interesting device that can normally be ignored, or perhaps...

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  • Build Something Different, Build a Tri Rotor Drone!

    If you are a watcher of the world of drones, or multirotors, you may have a fixed idea of what one of these aircraft looks like in your mind. You are almost certainly picturing a four-rotor design,...

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  • Maker Faire Rome is Back: 1-3 December 2017

    Maker Faire Rome is an all–ages gathering of ideas, projects, DIY, prototypes, innovative products, inventions, industrial robotics, model building, food, clothing and much more: this is the place where everyone can share his “know how”, improve technical,...

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  • 3d Printed Open Source and Open Hardware Modular Synthesizer

    Musician and suond designer José Luis Gonzalez Castro has a lot of experience with video game sound effects and creation, which paved the way for his current project. Castro is working to develop an 8-bit, reprogrammable modular synthesizer, which he...

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  • How to Build EduExo, the Arduino-Powered Robotic Exoskeleton

    EduExo, now available on Kickstarter, is an attempt by robotics researcher Volker Bartenbach to bring this technology to the masses. “Our goal is to make exoskeleton technology accessible. To achieve this, we are developing the EduExo robotic...

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  • DIY a Tiny Single-PCB Synthesizer

    If you’re thinking of getting into DIY synths, the mini-TS could be your ticket in. Built by Janostman, the mini-TS pushes the limits of completely stripped back sound synthesis. The adorable synth shares the same basic sound-generation firmware...

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  • DIY a Zero-powered smartphone

    One of the first applications of the original Raspberry Pi was building a homebrew smartphone, but the launch of the smaller Raspberry Pi Zero, followed by the Raspberry Pi Zero W, has allowed makers to build even...

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  • ABC: Basic Connections – The Essential Reference Book for Makers

    ABC: Basic Connections is the essential reference book that every maker should have in their toolkit. A collection of neat, easy to read, high quality circuit diagrams and pinouts that will show you how to properly connect...

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  • Helios4 the 1st DIY ARM board computer designed for NAS

    The Helios4 team is launching a Kickstarter campaign for the 1st Open Source and Open Hardware NAS (Network Attached Storage).  Along the lines of Raspberry PI success, Helios4 is driving the way in open source collaborative approach...

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  • DIY Open Source Submarine Drone

    Trident is a multipurpose open source submarine drone. It’s ideal for: Boating and fishing –  Deploy in seconds to see what’s underwater; inspect props, rudders, hulls, and anchors; find fish better than a fish finder Diving  –...

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  • DIY an Arduino Scanning Thermometer

    Using an Arduino Nano and two rotary stages, this Maker hacked together a panoramic thermal imaging camera. After ordering and finally receiving an infrared thermometer in the mail, the author of this project set to work to...

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